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The Sun's Arizin: Villanova Wildcats news and links for November 3, 2014

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Daily Villanova links.

Happy Monday, 'Nova Nation! We can forget about that football game because basketball is back tomorrow! I know it's an exhibition game and all but it's on TV, so it's basically a real game that we can discuss and everything. I'm excited, so don't ruin this for me.

We'll also be previewing Towson all week since football is far from over. 'Cats are back home for a night game next weekend which will be on select TV stations. The exact details should be out on Wednesday.

And now, the "news."

Buonaguro helped plan monumental Villanova upset | Troy Record
What most college basketball observers still recognize as the greatest upset in the history of the NCAA Tournament, a near-perfect game, couldn’t have happened without a similarly near-perfect game plan.

Seton Hall Preview Series: Villanova Wildcats | South Orange Juice
Our buddies over at SOJ took a crack at breaking down the 'Cats, who they call the best team in the conference "for good reason."

Big East: Coaches On The Hot Seat In 2014-2015
This one is here for the laughs: according to FanSided JTIII is on the hot seat at Georgetown. Ridiculous.

Steve Masiello, Degree Done, Returns to Manhattan’s Sideline | WSJ
After having a $6 million coaching offer rescinded in March for lacking a college degree, Steve Masiello finished his B.A. and is back with the Jaspers, a team he led to the 2014 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference title.

Why SMU’s Larry Brown strongly disagrees with Mavs owner Mark Cuban | Dallas Morning News
"Look at the draft. Everybody drafts on potential. Sean Kilpatrick was a four-year kid an a first-team All-American at Cincinnati. Doesn’t get drafted. Scottie Reynolds a was four-year guy at Villanova and a first-team All-America. Doesn’t get drafted. But look at guys like Shane Battier, David Robinson, Tim Duncan. They stayed four years made a lot of money.

Indiana State pulls off hidden ball trick on kickoff to set up game-winning score | SBNation.com
You don't see this every day!

Villanova to Host Special Olympics Pennsylvania’s 26th Annual Fall Festival | Villanova Media
Special Olympics Pennsylvania’s (SOPA) Fall Festival will return to Villanova University for the 26th consecutive year on November 7-9, 2014 and welcome more than 1,500 coaches, athletes and Unified Partners representing 36 Pennsylvania counties to compete in bocce, long distance running/walking, powerlifting, roller skating, soccer and volleyball.

Villanova professor's quest reveals LBJ vendetta against George Hamilton | Philly.com
For a few months in 1966, the budding romance between film star George Hamilton and Lynda Bird Johnson, daughter of the 36th president, was the talk of Washington. Gossip columnists followed their